The Kansas City Royals’ retired jersey numbers include 5, 10, 20, and 42.
George Brett, 3B – No. 5
1973-1993 WITH ROYALS
CAREER: “Each game was played with uncontrolled intensity. Also, 1,595 RBI and 3,154 Hits. 13-time All-Star and first batting champion in three decades (1976, 1980, 1990). MVP in 1980, led Royals to first World Series win in 1985. Leader in hits, doubles, long hits, and total bases. Most purposeful walks in A.L. A clutch batter revered for his love of the game.”
Dick Howser, Manager – No.10
1981-1986: 404-365 (.525) with the Royals. His Royals won three division titles and a World Series in 1985. In 1980, he led the New York Yankees to a 507-425 (.544) record.
Frank White, 2B – No. 20
1973-1990, he worked with the Royals.
Won a total of eight Gold Gloves in the American League. In 1979, he was a starter and a five-time All-Star. In 1986, he was awarded the Silver Slugger Award. Among the Royals’ all-time leaders in games, at-bats, hits, runs, doubles, home runs, stolen bases, total bases, and extra-base hits, as well as in total bases and extra-base hits.
Jackie Robinson – No. 42
Jackie Robinson broke through the color barrier in baseball in 1947, bringing American sports into the 21st century. He overcame various hurdles off the field, and he contributed to the Brooklyn Dodgers winning six pennants and a World Series championship throughout his career. In honor of his contributions, his number has been retired “in perpetuity,” meaning that it will never be worn again in the Major Leagues.